Wilson – Barnier’s comments show Government must be more constructive in negotiations

The start of talks on trade and the future UK-EU relationship could be delayed from their planned start in October, European Commission Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said today. He blamed the UK Government’s lack of clarity for the delay. 

Commenting, Phil Wilson MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“This Government’s chaotic approach to Brexit is irritating our EU partners, stalling negotiations, and putting Britain’s economy at risk. The lack of clarity on vital issues so far from Ministers is extraordinary and truly concerning.

“If talks on trade, security and our future relationship with Europe are not started by October, a destructive Brexit with no deal at all could become more likely.

“To protect jobs, our economy and our national security, the Government needs to drop its self-imposed red lines, take a more constructive attitude in negotiations, and focus on retaining our membership of the Single Market.”